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Peace Congregational UCC, Clemson, SC Dedicates Offering to Haitian Relief 

They may be a small church start, but their hearts are big! Following the devastating 
earthquake in Haiti, Peace Congregational UCC, Clemson, dedicated an entire Sunday 
offering of $700 to Haitian relief. This gift was lifted up on the UCC web site. Visit them 
at http://www.thepeacechurch.org/ 

Historic Midway Congregational UCC Celebrates M.L. King Jr. Day 



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January 22, 2010 recognized 
member!) for her work on the 
adjacent to the church. 



Midway, GA has a long history of advocacy for racial 
justice. This history has extended to its connection 
with Dorchester Academy, the first educational 
institution to provide education to African-Americans 
in Liberty County, to its role in hosting a Citizenship 
School during the Civil Rights struggle, when they 
welcomed Martin Luther King, Jr., Andrew Young, and 
many other leaders of the movement. They continued 

.this rich tradition by their participation in the Annual 
M.L.King, Jr. Leadership Breakfast, January 16th. 
Acknowledging the importance of the Midway 
Congregational UCC through the years one speaker 
noted, "Midway is a history making place!" The 
Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries on 

Deborah Robinson (a TAP graduate and Midway 

Dorchester Academy African American History Museum, 



Click here to read full article - Celebrating MLK Day Where Many Leaders Have Tread 



Pilgrimage UCC, Marietta, Dedicates Renovated Sanctuary 

Following a capital campaign Pilgrimage UCC, Marietta, GA, has rebuilt their youth 
annex, and refurbished their sanctuary, expanding seating, installing stained glass 
windows, improving the seating, and more. The sanctuary will be rededicated on 
February 14th at their morning service. 



First Congregational UCC, Savannah Begins a TAP Group 

Five people have gathered together to begin a TAP group at First Congregational 
UCC. 



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Oklahoma City church continues 
legacy of dedicated member 
Stephanie Telleen chose to 
remember Mayflower 
Congregational United Church 
of Christ in her will when she 
passed away, leaving her 
half-million dollar estate to the 
church. Now the Oklahoma City 
church will use that estate to 
remember Telleen for her 
selflessness and generosity by 
funding two missions close to 
her heart. 




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United Church Huntsville Plans Building Expansion 

On January 31, United Church of Huntsville, Alabama voted to hire an architectural firm 
to draw up designs for an addition to its building for which it has been raising money for 
two years. Built in 1968, the present fellowship hall has become inadequate to 
accommodate the membership growth of over 30 % since 2005. 



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